Emma and Tamara — Once Upon a Time The end of season 2 of Once Upon a Time is the Greg and Tamara story. We had the 'heroes back in the Enchanted Forest' sequence and the 'Cora in Storybrooke' sequence; now the loose ends get tied up. Greg appeared by chance (or so we thought)... Continue Reading →
Steel, Sapphire and Silver The second batch of Sapphire and Steel stories was transmitted January–February 1981. This is relevant as, unlike the excellent Assignment Two, I probably didn't see it. I was at university in the early 1980s and this would have been my second term (Lent). TV access was far more limited in 1981... Continue Reading →
Super Modulator from Valhalla Following the recent (and free) release of Supermassive, Vallhalla DSP has now made Space Modulator free for everyone. Just download! It used to be free for customers only. I really must get some of their much praised reverbs!
Regina and Cora — together? After the first part of season two of Once Upon a Time, heroes are reunited in Storybrooke, but of course things are about to take a turn for the worst. Enter Cora and Hook, with a side helping of Gold's quest for his son. It's a solid run of episodes,... Continue Reading →
Sapphire and Steel: Assignment Two If Sapphire and Steel: Assignment One stood on the border between children's science fiction and adult, there is no such ambiguity about the second assignment. If I thought about the show between watching it in the late '70s / early '80s, the one story I remembered had something to do... Continue Reading →
Doctor Who and the Triffids?! If you're a fan of John Wyndham, you might like to about an article I wrote for the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. They published it this month and even gave me the cover! They published it in Celestial Toyroom 507. If anyone knows anywhere else that might like a piece... Continue Reading →
Spitfire Labs Mandolin The latest Spitfire Labs free instrument is a well-sampled mandolin. Called simply Mandolin, it's available now. This has four articulations: picked, fingered, tremolo and ensemble.
Captain Hook Hey Presto! Another chunk of Once Upon a Time has been rewatched. Season 2 is well under way and the first nine episodes make a nice group even if not quit half the run of episodes. We've the arrival of Colin o'Donoghue's Hook and a decent piece of story. I'll talk general then... Continue Reading →